Richard M. Jones
Richard M. Jones, born Richard Marigny Jones (sometimes written Richard Mariney Jones), (13 June 1892 – 8 December 1945) was a jazz pianist, composer, band leader, and record producer. Numerous songs bear his name as author, including "Trouble in Mind".
Jones grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jones suffered from a stiff leg and walked with a limp; fellow musicians gave him the nickname "Richard My Knee Jones" as a pun on his middle name. In his youth he played alto horn in brass bands. His main instrument, however, became the piano. By 1908 he was playing in Storyville, the red-light district of New Orleans. A few years later, he often led a small band which sometimes included Joe Oliver. Jones also worked in the bands of John Robichaux, Armand J. Piron, and Papa Celestin.
In 1918 Jones moved to Chicago. He worked as Chicago manager for publisher and pianist Clarence Williams. Jones began recording in 1923, making gramophone records as a piano soloist, accompanist to vocalists, and with his bands The Jazz Wizards and The Chicago Cosmopolitans. He recorded for Gennett, OKeh, Victor, and Paramount Records in the 1920s. He also worked for OKeh Records as Chicago supervisor of the company's "Race" (African-American) Records for most of the decade. During this period he was the producer of the very influential Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings led by cornetist (later trumpeter) Louis Armstrong, the most important soloist in early jazz. In the 1930s Jones played a similar management role for Decca.
Richard M. Jones worked for Mercury Records until his death.
Birth and Death Data: Born June 13th, 1892, Died Chicago
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, leader, lyricist, songwriter, arranger, vocalist, speaker
Recordings (Results 76-100 of 150 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|OKeh||W80846||10-in.||5/7/1927||Lonely heart||Hattie McDaniel||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||leader|
|OKeh||W80852||10-in.||5/10/1927||Sam Henry blues||Hattie McDaniel||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||leader, composer|
|OKeh||W80853||10-in.||5/10/1927||Poor boy blues||Hattie McDaniel||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||leader|
|OKeh||W80880||10-in.||5/14/1927||Go go blues||Bertha Chippie Hill||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||leader, composer, lyricist|
|OKeh||W80881||10-in.||5/14/1927||Do dirty blues||Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||leader, composer, lyricist|
|OKeh||W80882||10-in.||5/14/1927||Sport model mama||Bertha Chippie Hill ; Richard M. Jones’ Jazz Wizards||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||leader|
|OKeh||W80883||10-in.||5/14/1927||Mississippi Waters blues||Bertha Chippie Hill||Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||leader, lyricist|
|OKeh||W82063||10-in.||12/14/1927||Sam Henry blues||Hattie McDaniel||Female vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|OKeh||W404408||10-in.||10/3/1930||Heebie jeebies||The Three Boswell Sisters||Female vocal trio, with piano||songwriter|
|Brunswick||C1824||10-in.||3/29/1928||Remember me||Elmo Tanner||Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
|Brunswick||C2332||10-in.||9/21/1928||Remember me||Freddie Rose||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||C2426||10-in.||10/10/1928||Remember me||Freddie Rose||Male vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||C2509||10-in.||11/1/1928||Trouble in mind blues||Bertha Chippie Hill||Female vocal solo, with instrumental trio||composer|
|Decca||62637||10-in.||10/5/1937||Georgia man||Georgia White||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62638||10-in.||10/5/1937||All night blues||Georgia White||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62639||10-in.||10/5/1937||Away all the time||Georgia White||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62640||10-in.||10/5/1937||The stuff is here||Georgia White||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62641||10-in.||10/5/1937||Strewin' your mess||Georgia White||instrumentalist, piano|
|Decca||62642||10-in.||10/5/1937||Fare Thee honey fare Thee well||Georgia White||instrumentalist, piano|
|Vocalion||E2620-E2621||10-in.||3/10/1926||29th and Dearborn||Russell's Hot Six||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Vocalion||E2624-E2625||10-in.||3/10/1926||Panama Limited blues||Ada Brown||Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||lyricist, composer|
|Vocalion||E2626-E2627||10-in.||3/10/1926||Tia Juana man||Ada Brown||Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||songwriter|
|Vocalion||E2628-E2629||10-in.||3/10/1926||All night shags||The Chicago Hottentots||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Vocalion||E2630-E2631||10-in.||3/10/1926||Put me in the alley||The Chicago Hottentots||Instrumental trio||composer|
|Vocalion||E2636-E2637||10-in.||3/11/1926||Georgia man||Teddy Peters||Female vocal solo, with 2 cornets, banjo, and piano||composer, lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Jones, Richard M.," accessed October 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106200.
Jones, Richard M.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106200.
"Jones, Richard M.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 October 2020.
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